Media Workshop (“Medienwerkstatt”)

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Equipped with cameras and computer workstations for image processing, the “Medienwerkstatt” of the K21 offers visitors from all age groups opportunities to explore the application and the impact of visual design technologies, as well as the manipulability of digital images.

Programs for children, young people, and adults offer a new access to film and video art and contemporary photography, for example pictures by the celebrated Düsseldorf artists Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Struth. But works of Classical Modernism too can be investigated in innovative ways in the Media Workshop. By linking the viewing of artworks with autonomous creative production, children and young people in particular are stimulated to engage with image media in active and reflective ways.

The “Little Studio“ (“Kleines Studio”)

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For children, a stimulus to active engagement with the senses is of fundamental importance for the development of personality. In our highly technical environment, so profoundly shaped by digital media, sensory experience is often badly shortchanged. Active involvement with art offers an exceptional opportunity to promote bodily perceptions and the cultivation of sensory experience in children 3 years and older.

In November of 2012, with the “Kleines Studio,” the Kunstsammlung inaugurated the first specialized workshop in Germany devoted to early pedagogical projects in a museum setting. In this workshop, located in the K21, and tailored specifically to the needs of children 3 years of age and older, it is a question of linking museum-based educational activities with current approaches in early pedagogy.